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Waiting For Spider-Man? New Marvel Comic Features Charter School Lottery

With his application to a charter school, the new Spider-Man, Miles Morales, really is a 21st century teen.

It looks like Marvel's commitment to making the 21st-century Spider-Man more diverse "in background and experience" goes beyond replacing a killed-off Peter Parker with half-black, half-Latino teen Miles Morales. In Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, which debuts in September, the Brooklyn-born Morales also participates in a high-pressure charter school lottery similar to those seen in the documentary Waiting For "Superman".

Thanks to a preview from Comic Book Resources, we get to see Morales and his parents waiting anxiously for their lottery number to come up. The number 42 is drawn, but does that mean that Morales is in the charter or not? Without the accompanying words, it's hard to tell for sure:

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